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Looking More Closely at the Word
3rd Sunday of Easter
April 14, 2024
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al

• Words,     Phrases
To the point
• First Two     Readings
• Experience

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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Glorified Bodies

This is a Jesus of sight and sound, of memories and relationships, of love and tenderness. He would take food and allow himself to be touched. Even his wounds could be examined.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Alternate Reality

If we explore this appearance story in terms of alternate reality, some of its elements make fresh sense.

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Thoughts from the Early Church


This is what the disciples had not yet seen: they had no vision yet of the Church spreading from Jerusalem over the whole world.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

The Lame Shall Leap

The reading from Acts that we hear this Sunday is drawn from the speech that follows and explains the healing of the man born lame.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

The exalted Christ acts as our advocate before God by applying the benefits of his death to our sins, cleansing and removing them so that we can be restored to the right relationship with God.

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